Despite all of the errors and poor service provided by the United States Postal service in the 1990s, the US Postal is now poised to service customers of the 21st century. Below are a few services you might not have realized were available for the USPS.
1. Free package pick-up.
Do you send out a lot of packages all at once? Don’t feel like going to the Post Office? As long as you have pre-paid postage, which is easier than ever, and you request the service on-line, you are good to go. Simply set your packages at the designated area before the scheduled pick-up. It is truly that simple. Not more nagging visits to the Post Office, unless you really need to go.
2. On-line change of address services and forwarding address services.
You no longer need to go to the Post Office to change your address or set up a forwarding address. You can do it all on-line. Quick, painless, and easy. What more can you ask for? There are lots of additional services on-line as well.
3. Click and ship pre-paid shipping.
This service allows you to pay for shipping on-line with a credit or debit card. It is truly that simple. In most cases, the Post Office is now truly self-service on-line.
4. Set up your own United States Post Office account.
This feature kind of sums everything up. If you ship a lot of packages, you can create an address book, set up preferred methods of payment, and easily schedule multiple package pickups on the United States Postal service website. All you need to do is create a profile and get going! This feature works with click and ship.
5. Pay E-Bay shipping costs using PayPal.
If you sell on E-Bay and use PayPal, there is no need to even go to the USPS website. Everything you need is right on the PayPal website. It allows you to pay postage using your PayPal account, as well as print shipping labels from within PayPal itself.
6. Purchase stamps on-line.
No need to go to Post Office to purchase stamps either. You can order them on-line. You simply have to wait for them to be sent to you.
7. Order free Priority Mail shipping boxes and envelopes on-line.
All you need to do is place your order and wait for the boxes and envelopes to be shipped to you. That is it, no charge! They have just about every conceivable size box. This service is a Godsend if you sell on E-Bay.
8. On-line package tracking.
This service has been around for quite some time, but most people associate it with FedEx and UPS. But, if you are expecting an important package from someone via the United States Postal Service, you can track it on-line too.
There are many more great services on the website. Check it out! The Post Office has truly entered the 21st century. Their competition may be fierce, but the Post Office is trying hard to catch up. It is easier than ever to help yourself.